Wednesday, October 22, 2008


My husband is, to say the least, an afficionado of the works of Tolkien. He has studied the author's life and works, and considers The Lord of the Rings to be the ultimate PTSD self-help project.

On this dreary, rainy fall afternoon, we popped The Fellowship of the Ring into the DVD player. There is a scene in which Frodo Baggins awakes in the house of Elrond, having recovered from the near fatal-woulds of a Morgul blade.

The wise old wizard, Gandalf, tells Frodo .. it is ten o'clock in the morning. It is the morning of October the twenty-fourth, if you want to know.

Steve's last official task in the Army will take place October 24th, at 10 AM, when he attends his last retirement outprocessing appointment.

Interpret that sign as you wish.

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